The Coalition seems to be preparing for new Gears of War development

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On your feet, soldier

Canadian developer The Coalition has opened a vacancy for a Senior Gameplay Designer, specifically citing that the successful applicant will be working on a new project in the Gears of War franchise. The vacancy, which went live yesterday, was spotted by the news outlet GameRant.

While there are no clues as to whether the project is a straight sequel, a remaster, or some form of spin-off, The Coalition is looking for applicants with experience in “3CS”, (Character, Camera, Controls), which certainly suggests an over-the-shoulder third-person affair. The job listing coincides with recent rumors that the studio had been pushed to can two unannounced games purely to focus on the lucrative and hugely popular shooter franchise.

Giant Bomb writer Jeff Grubb has previously suggested that the next title from The Coalition will be Gears 6, which will be the first sequel since the release of Gears 5, which launched on PC and Xbox platforms in the fall of 2019.

“This was all reflected in the layoffs that happened at Microsoft, which did hit The Coalition a little bit,” said Grubb on the Game Mess Mornings Show. “The studio is now going to move on fully to Gears 6. I say now, it has likely moved on to Gears 6 in full over the course of the last year, but, definitely, that will be their next game.”

Still, regardless of whatever title The Coalition has on deck, it is clearly still in its early production stages. As such, fans of the franchise — whether pro-Gears or pro-Horde — will still have quite the wait ahead before they will find themselves revving their Lancers and donning their stomping boots once again.

The Coalition is Hiring for a Gears of War Game [GameRant]

Chris Moyse
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